Councillors endorse transformational HS2 plans for Leeds Station

A milestone in the preparations to bring HS2 high-speed rail into the region has been reached as senior councillors endorsed the detailed case for transformational plans for Leeds Station. Leeds City Council executive board heard how it is imperative to have a fully-integrated, modern station in Leeds – already the North’s busiest – in…

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Let the training take the strain

Let the training take the strain is the message as HS2 scheme gives Leeds youngsters a glimpse of work in infrastructure. Over 300 students from Leeds schools have been getting a glimpse of the future with an award-winning scheme offering the chance to develop skills for high-speed rail and transport infrastructure-related careers. With HS2…

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Leeds City Region plan to maximise HS2 impact launched

An ambitious plan to use HS2 as the spark to create thousands of jobs for the Leeds City Region is launched today. Around 300,000 jobs are expected to be created over the period covered by the Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy including 41,000 from proposals set out in the plan, 5,000 from construction…

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Comment on new HS2 Ltd report

The Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following statement on today’s report by HS2 Ltd – ‘HS2: Getting the best out of Britain’. Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “Leeds is positioned at the centre of one of the strongest and most resilient economies in Europe,…

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Stunning new images revealed of how remodelled Leeds Station could look

Stunning new images of how the remodelled Leeds Station could look have been revealed today. The images have been released as part of a new report, the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan, which provides the blueprint for the station’s ambitious transformation into a distinctive gateway hub of international significance integrating national, regional and local transport…

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Full speed ahead for UK’s first dedicated centre for high speed rail technologies and system integration

The University of Leeds is investing £10m to develop the UK’s first dedicated centre for high speed rail technologies and system integration. Offering a ‘complete system’ approach to high-speed rail engineering, it will give the UK an unrivalled centre of excellence for high speed rail planning, design, construction and manufacturing. The Institute for High Speed…

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World-renowned consortium including King’s Cross architect announced to lead on next stage of Leeds Station redevelopment planning

The remodelling of Leeds Station has taken a significant step forward today with the appointment of world-renowned development experts to lead the next phase of the project, including the lead architect behind the redevelopment of King’s Cross in London. The Atkins consortium, made up of a group of leading global design, engineering and project…

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